Niagara Gazette — You spend a lot of money on tires, so here’s how to get the most mileage out of them:
• Rotation and re-balancing: This simple service can dramatically extend the life of your tires.
• Wheel alignment: Have wheels aligned every year or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first). The alignment angles in your car’s front and rear end change as parts wear and poor road conditions jostle the suspension.
• Maintain the tire manufacturer’s recommended air pressures: Improper air pressures can wear tires.
• Maintain the car’s suspension and steering systems: Worn suspension and steering components will wear tires. When you have the vehicle aligned, have these components checked for integrity. An alignment is only as good as the parts you’re aligning!
• Maintain shocks and struts: The purpose of the shock absorbers and struts are to dampen spring oscillation. Without them the wheels would be allowed to bounce, allowing tires to wear out prematurely.
‘Til next time ... Keep Rollin’
“America’s Car Show” with Tom Torbjornsen airs 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Saturday on WBBZ-TV."America's Car Show" with Tom Torbjornsen airs 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Saturday on WBBZ-TV.